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High Pressure With Glaucoma And Seeing White Spots
I have glaucoma and I've recently been experiencing seeing little white spots after a hard cough. They last about 5 seconds, is glaucoma the reason?
Likely not: Glaucoma usually causes painless vision loss over a long period of time & the visual field ceases to exist (like trying to see your hand from the back of your head). You're describing 'flashes' due to irritation or excitement of your retina (the film in the camera of your eyes). Although very common, some people have a risk of retinal detachment. See an ophthalmologist to have a dilated exam. ...Read more
I'm 19. Told eye pressures were in 30s and cups different sizes. Grandpa had glaucoma in 70s. Eyes see fine. Have high bp but is controlled. Scared! ?
What to do if I have high pressure readings, does this automatically mean What to do if I have glaucoma?
Ocular hypertension: Some people have elevated eye pressures and never develop glaucoma. This is call ocular hypertension. Treating patients with very high pressures has been shown to decrease the risk of developing glaucoma damage. If you have glaucoma--nerve damage with vision loss- you will be treated with drops to lower pressure. ...Read more
I got diagnosed with cyrptic tonsills after seeing white spots on my tonsills now there gone i've been taking clindmaycin for 3 days what doesthatmean?
Tonsil stones: Masses of keratin (the internet is wrong about their composition) accumulate in some folks' tonsils. Most of us hack the smelly little "tonsilloliths" up without realizing it, but they can scrape around and invite bacteria into the injuries. If this is a nuisance, an ENT doctor with a laser can resurface them so they stop, or you can learn to remove them yourself (be careful). ...Read more
White Spots: First off: stop chewing. One of the worse habits that someone can do to themselves. White lesions associated with "dipping" is the first sign of cellular change which means cells are in a dysplastic stage meaning possible beginning stages of cancer. Of all cancers; oral cancer is the most debilitating due to the surgery needed to remove. Jeffrey r. Briney, d.D.S. ...Read more
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